This paper discusses new technologies that can provide a more accurate, real-time look at local employers' hiring and skill needs, which would in turn inform the course offerings at community colleges.
With most of Connecticut's in-demand health care jobs being equally in demand across the nation, the challenges this state faces in addressing workforce demands have implications for the United States as a whole.
Captured in this brief are JFF's findings and recommendations after reviewing six leading vendors of real-time labor market information—information that can help jobseekers and education institutions better understand local employer demands.
Over the next four years, job opportunities in the information technology (IT) sector will increase by 8 percent. With the right credentials and skills, jobseekers can jump on this trend and build a career in a rapidly growing field.
JFF, through the Credentials That Work initiative, is analyzing real-time labor market information to better inform postsecondary education and job training programs. By aligning these programs with data, students can easily step into high-demand careers.
By using traditional labor market information, workforce training programs are making advances that best serve their regional economies. JFF's GreenWays partners and Credentials That Work initiative support this kind of development.
The nation needs to engage in a conversation on moving to a competency-based credentialing system. Such a system would create standards for clear, cross-industry credentials that recognize an individual's competencies.
The issue of unemployment persistently remains one of our government’s greatest challenges. Policymakers are well aware that economic growth is largely dependent on finding gainful, sustainable employment for as many people as possible.
Since its inception in 2003, NoVaHealthFORCE, a coalition of health care employers, educators, and community leaders, has sought to identify and address health care workforce challenges in Northern Virginia.
Few understand how to utilize real-time labor market information (RT LMI) in tandem with traditional LMI. This report seeks to inform the workforce development community and others about the most common uses, successes, and challenges of RT LMI.
Anna Shipp, the project manager for the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners initiative at the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, offers her thoughts on green infrastructure.
Success in Real-Time: Using Real-Time Labor Market Information to Build Better Middle-Skill STEM Pathways encourages state support as colleges use high-quality, real-time data to align the creation of middle-skill STEM pathways.
Many cities—motivated by the potential for reduced infrastructure costs, better environmental outcomes, and community development—are beginning to consider how they could start integrating green infrastructure practices into their programs.
The Corps Network connects today's youth with innovative hands-on learning experiences that put them on a path to careers in green infrastructure (GI) or related fields. Here's a detailed look at the Corps' core.